It is easy to speak in pious language but usually our listeners carry away no long-term convictions. Yet, being in contact with another whose presence reveals an inner spirit which meets our own desire can be truly inspiring. In one of his reflections, Thomas Merton describes a person who is centered in God as a window whose glass is invisible when the Light shines through. As people of integrity and faith, we need not hide behind safe words. Our media is so filled with words that bend the facts and political figures who “misspeak” that society has become numbed for lack of truth. As Paul wrote, we are called not only to share the truth of the gospel but also to share it in our very selves.
May I speak the truth in love.
Am I afraid to speak what I truly believe? Do my words allow others to understand my beliefs and aspirations? Where do I share my very self? What light do I share?
Whoever lives the truth comes to the light,
so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.
I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me.
The Gospel calls individual Christians to live lives of honesty, integrity and concern for the common good.. to create circles of integrity.., networks of solidarity which can expand to embrace and transform society by their prophetic witness.
Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.
St. Catherine of Siena
People of integrity and honesty not only practice what they preach, they are what they preach.
David A. Bednar
Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
Life is not about who you know, but rather about who knows you & what you stand for.
Show the world with presence, actions & the way you lead your life, who you are.
Image is what people think we are. Integrity is what we really are.
John C. Maxwell
Conduct reveals character, and we best understand integrity when we see it lived out in a person’s life.
Charles H. Dyer
Live the beautiful, authentic truth inside your heart.
Amy Leigh Mercree
We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.